Chron Energy Links: 07.09.08

A few of the energy related items on and elsewhere around the Web:
Transocean leasing drillship for record $652,000 a day
ConocoPhillips to develop Abu Dhabi project
Witness for BP says permit application met standard: Plaintiffs’ ranks dwindle as more cases are settled
Texas PUC adds Web data on electric retailers
Global CO2 market sees strong growth in first half of 2008: study
Enforcement Director Gregory Mocek to Leave CFTC: Stephen Obie takes spot on interim basis
ION Geophysical buying Canadian firm
Pickens to push for renewable fuels amid US ‘crisis’
Memo to T. Boone Pickens: Your energy plan is half-brilliant, half-dumb
SMU/Cox’s take on Pickens Plan
This week’s Alaska pipeline stories
Chevron could play a role in Alaska natural gas line
El Paso Corporation Announces Expansion of Raton Basin Pipeline
“Revenge of the Electric Car,” coming to a theater near you: from the maker of “Who Killed the Electric Car”
Cheney’s Office and the Course of Climate Policy
UAE & Other Gulf Countries Urged to Switch Currency Peg from the Dollar to a Basket That Includes Oil: Say that 10 times fast.